The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 597 532 300
Rank change year-on-year
-65 -232
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 29 98 387
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.065% 0.21% 0.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 0.85% 3.49%
Number of salaries quoted 27 96 387
Average salary £55,000 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.41% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
MCSD
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11224 11523 11077
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.15% 24.80% 25.14%
Number of salaries quoted 9309 9178 9057
Average salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in London

MCSD
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the London region.

MCSD Salary Trend in London

MCSD
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSD across the London region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

MCSD Salary Histogram in London

MCSD
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the London region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +17 4 £60,000 +60.00% 4
Croydon -1 1 £30,000 -29.41%
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the London region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD.

1 76 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 71 (93.42%) .NET
3 64 (84.21%) SQL Server
3 64 (84.21%) C#
4 56 (73.68%) ASP.NET
5 50 (65.79%) Microsoft
5 50 (65.79%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (55.26%) MCAD
7 39 (51.32%) Degree
8 37 (48.68%) .NET Framework
8 37 (48.68%) MVC
9 36 (47.37%) MCP
10 33 (43.42%) TDD
10 33 (43.42%) MCTS
11 31 (40.79%) ASP.NET MVC
11 31 (40.79%) Scrum
12 28 (36.84%) NUnit
13 26 (34.21%) BDD
13 26 (34.21%) NHibernate
13 26 (34.21%) LINQ
14 25 (32.89%) Kanban
14 25 (32.89%) Rhino Mocks
14 25 (32.89%) Moq
14 25 (32.89%) Web Application Development
14 25 (32.89%) Games
15 21 (27.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 21 (27.63%) SQL
16 17 (22.37%) HTML
16 17 (22.37%) SharePoint
17 16 (21.05%) MS Excel

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the London region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (22.37%) SharePoint
2 12 (15.79%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (10.53%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (9.21%) IIS
5 6 (7.89%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.63%) NServiceBus
6 2 (2.63%) CMS
6 2 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (2.63%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 16 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 9 (11.84%) MS Office
3 1 (1.32%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (7.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (17.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.32%) Internet
1 1 (1.32%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (84.21%) SQL Server
2 21 (27.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (17.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (17.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (14.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (13.16%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (9.21%) Relational Database
7 6 (7.89%) NoSQL
7 6 (7.89%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (7.89%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (7.89%) Data Mining
7 6 (7.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (3.95%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (3.95%) MongoDB
9 2 (2.63%) InterSystems Cache
10 1 (1.32%) MySQL
10 1 (1.32%) Informix
10 1 (1.32%) DB2
10 1 (1.32%) OLAP
10 1 (1.32%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 28 (36.84%) NUnit
2 25 (32.89%) Rhino Mocks
2 25 (32.89%) Moq
3 9 (11.84%) Visual Studio
4 6 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (5.26%) MSBuild
5 4 (5.26%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (3.95%) CruiseControl
7 2 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.32%) Git (software)
General
1 25 (32.89%) Games
2 13 (17.11%) Finance
3 5 (6.58%) Financial Institution
4 4 (5.26%) Legal
5 3 (3.95%) Law
6 2 (2.63%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.63%) Electronics
6 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.63%) Retail
6 2 (2.63%) Marketing
7 1 (1.32%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 49 (64.47%) Developer
2 31 (40.79%) .NET Developer
3 26 (34.21%) Graduate
4 25 (32.89%) Junior
4 25 (32.89%) Junior Developer
4 25 (32.89%) Junior .NET Developer
5 19 (25.00%) Consultant
6 13 (17.11%) Senior Consultant
7 11 (14.47%) Architect
8 9 (11.84%) SharePoint Consultant
9 8 (10.53%) Software Developer
10 7 (9.21%) Applications Developer
10 7 (9.21%) Programmer
10 7 (9.21%) Software Programmer
10 7 (9.21%) SharePoint Architect
11 6 (7.89%) Senior Business Intelligence Consultant
11 6 (7.89%) Applications Support
11 6 (7.89%) Business Intelligence Consultant
12 5 (6.58%) Senior SharePoint Consultant
12 5 (6.58%) Senior SharePoint Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (93.42%) .NET
2 56 (73.68%) ASP.NET
3 37 (48.68%) .NET Framework
4 31 (40.79%) ASP.NET MVC
5 26 (34.21%) NHibernate
5 26 (34.21%) LINQ
6 17 (22.37%) HTML
7 16 (21.05%) WCF
8 10 (13.16%) CSS
9 9 (11.84%) WPF
9 9 (11.84%) Entity Framework
10 8 (10.53%) XSLT
11 7 (9.21%) ADO.NET
11 7 (9.21%) DHTML
12 6 (7.89%) Ajax
12 6 (7.89%) Silverlight
13 5 (6.58%) jQuery
13 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
14 4 (5.26%) WF
14 4 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.42%) Computer Science
2 7 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.63%) DTV
3 2 (2.63%) Replication
4 1 (1.32%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.32%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.47%) Windows
2 2 (2.63%) Linux
3 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.32%) Windows Phone 7
3 1 (1.32%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.32%) Windows Phone 8
3 1 (1.32%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.32%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (65.79%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (48.68%) MVC
3 33 (43.42%) TDD
4 31 (40.79%) Scrum
5 26 (34.21%) BDD
6 25 (32.89%) Kanban
6 25 (32.89%) Web Application Development
7 13 (17.11%) Unit Testing
8 10 (13.16%) SDLC
9 9 (11.84%) OO
10 8 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (10.53%) Project Management
11 7 (9.21%) ITIL
11 7 (9.21%) Migration
11 7 (9.21%) Software Engineering
11 7 (9.21%) Waterfall
11 7 (9.21%) Change Control
12 6 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (7.89%) CRM
12 6 (7.89%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 64 (84.21%) C#
2 21 (27.63%) SQL
3 16 (21.05%) JavaScript
4 13 (17.11%) T-SQL
5 4 (5.26%) VBA
6 3 (3.95%) VB.NET
6 3 (3.95%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.63%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.63%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.32%) XAML
8 1 (1.32%) XPath
8 1 (1.32%) OCaml
8 1 (1.32%) C++
8 1 (1.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 76 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (55.26%) MCAD
3 39 (51.32%) Degree
4 36 (47.37%) MCP
5 33 (43.42%) MCTS
6 13 (17.11%) MCITP
6 13 (17.11%) MCPD
6 13 (17.11%) MCDBA
7 5 (6.58%) SC Cleared
7 5 (6.58%) DV Cleared
7 5 (6.58%) Security Cleared
8 3 (3.95%) MCSA
9 2 (2.63%) MCSE
10 1 (1.32%) ISEB
10 1 (1.32%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) QA
2 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.63%) Hyper-V
1 2 (2.63%) vSphere
2 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 2 (2.63%) Puppet
1 2 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 50 (65.79%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.26%) Oracle
3 2 (2.63%) VMware
3 2 (2.63%) SAP
3 2 (2.63%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.32%) Telerik
4 1 (1.32%) Sybase
4 1 (1.32%) Hyperion
4 1 (1.32%) Infragistics
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